The Millionaire Workout

Millionaire workoutGot your attention huh? Why would I title a blog post “Millionaire Workout”? Well, for a few reasons. We know that millionaires are very intentional with their time. They are very good at getting many things done in the same 24 hours that we all have. They also know how to find resources that will give them the greatest bang for their buck.  Over the years in working with high-end individuals and super achievers I have found that they want workouts that will cater to their jam-packed schedules and busy lives, while at the same time still producing amazing results.  Now, when it comes to life in general we are all “busy”, so in regards to fitness most people don’t have hours to spend in the gym.  So here is one of the most effective and efficient workouts you can do, especially if you are short on time.

1. Kettlebell swings.  Even if you only had 10 minutes, doing a few solid sets of swings will get your heart pumping, sweat pouring and muscles burning. A personal favorite of mine! If you don’t own a kettlebell, you can purchase high quality kettlebells that will last right here.

2. Pullups.  Pullups are king when it comes to back development, body awareness and real life strength.

3. Pushups. This is a very basic but still extremely effective exercise.  You can do pushups anywhere and any variety, from traditional, to 1 arm, to handstand. The options are numerous.

4.  Goblet Squat. Nine times out of ten, when someone says “squats hurt my knees” my response is “no, squats don’t hurt your knees, the way you squat hurts your knees.” Then I proceed to show them how to do a proper squat.  And almost every time the individual is amazed that “squats no longer hurt my knees.” Believe it or not squats are really more of a flexibility exercise then a strength exercise. The Goblet Squat is a great way to teach this principle.

5. Turkish Getup.  It’s an amazing combination of movements and one of the best exercises you can do. This is the one exercise that encompasses all of the 5 basic human movements that we wrote about here.

So here is a sample workout implementing these exercises:

25 Swings

1-10 Pullups ( The number will vary depending on your strength)

5-20 Pushups ( Once again number will vary depending on your strength)

5 Goblet Squats

1 Turkish Getup on both sides

Repeat this circuit 2-5 times or until you have to go back to work, or get back to taking care of the kids!

In regards to the pullups and pushups.  Choose a number of reps that will be challenging but will allow you to complete every single rep with good form.  The goal is to keep that number of repetitions throughout the remainder of the sets.  For example: If you can max at 10 pullups, you are probably going to want to drop your pullups to sets of 5.  Then be sure to keep your reps at 5 throughout the circuit.

Enjoy the workout and let us know how it goes. Strength in all things!

 

 

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